Village Hall Offices Closed in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Posted by Barrington Hills
- On January 12, 2024
Monday, January 15, commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In observance of this federal holiday, Village Hall offices will be closed.
–For emergencies, dial 911.
–For non-emergencies and roadway concerns, dial Quadcom Police Dispatch at 847-428-8784.
How did this holiday come to be? Read below an excerpt from the National Museum of African American History & Culture | Smithsonian. For the full post, follow the link The 15-Year Battle for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law, designating the third Monday in January a federal holiday in observance of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The legislation to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first introduced just four days after his assassination on April 4, 1968.
It would take 15 years of persistence by civil rights activists for the holiday to be approved by the federal government and an additional 17 years for it to be recognized in all 50 states.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday encourages all Americans to volunteer and improve their communities.
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